Giorgio Armani Profile

World Billionaire Giorgio Armani Profile

Giorgio Armani
Giorgio Armani
Name : Giorgio Armani
2015 Rank : 174      2014 Rank : 129      2013 Rank : 131
2012 Rank : 127      2011 Rank : 136

Net Worth: $7.6 B (2015)

Fortune : Self Made

Source : Fashion

Country Of Citizenship : Italy

Residence : Milan‚ Italy

Education : NA

Date of Birth : July 11th 1934

Profession : Fashion designer‚ particularly noted for his menswear

Family : NA

Awards :
CFDA International Award for 1983


More About Giorgio Armani

Introduction

Giorgio Armani‚ the designer to the stars‚ ranks 144th in the Forbes List of world Top billionaires with $ 5.3 billion. The Italian designer is particularly famous for his menswear range and the signature clean and tailored lines. The company‚ Armani was set up by him in 1975. By early 2001‚ he was the most famous and persuaded designer in Italy. His annual turnover is known to be as high as $1.6 billion.

The megastore of Giorgio Armani stands gallantly on an area of 43‚000-square-foot on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue

Giorgio Armani also specializes in perfume‚ baby clothes‚ home decor and watches.

It was in the 1990s that a chain of cafes was opened by Armani. During this time he also launched his new fragrance by his own name‚ - Giorgio Armani. Since then‚ lots of colognes and fragrances of Giorgio Armani have ruled the market.

This Italian fashion designer has not confined his business skills to apparel designing alone. He opened his first restaurant‚ Armani Ristorante in New York in 2009. With the Italian sound designer Matteo Ceccarini‚ he had come up with five Emporio Armani CD compilations that proved to be best sellers. The other business ventures of Giorgio Armani have been Armani Casa (furniture)‚ Armani-branded Dolci (confectionary)‚ and Armani-branded Fiori (flowers).

He opened the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa in Dubai on 4th January 2010.

In collaboration with the Dubai-based property group Emaar‚ Giorgio Armani is planning of 14 Armani branded hotels and resorts which will be coming up by 2011‚ these hotels and resorts will be exclusively furnished by Armani Casa.

Spread over 37 different countries the fashion empire of Giorgio Armani comprises of more than 60 Giorgio Armani boutiques‚ 11 Collezioni‚ 122 Emporio Armani‚ 94 A/X Armani exchange‚ 13 Armani Junior‚ and 1 Giorgio Armani Accessory stores.

 

Some Little Known facts about Giorgio Armani

  • Armani banned models who had a body mass index (BMI) under 18. This was particularly enforced by him on his models after model Ana Carolina Reston died because of anorexia nervosa starving herself to death.
  • The collection of Giorgio Armani went live on internet on 24 January 2007. His Armani Privé Spring/Summer 2007 show was broadcast by MSN.
  • He teamed up with Samsung to design the Giorgio Armani phone.
  • In The Dark Night‚ he specially designed made-to-measure suits for the character played by Christian Bale‚ - Bruce Wayne. The advertisements that featured with Christian Bale wearing the Armani suits and with the tag line "Giorgio Armani for Bruce Wayne" became an instant hit. It was however later revealed by Armani that the advertisements were produced even without the permission from him.
Before he started his career as a fashion designer‚ he had been to medical school at the University of Piacenza for 2 years. He dropped out of college in 1957 and started his career as a department store buyer. Readmore...

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